In our last installment, we immortalized Green-Hatted Exposition Man, whose transquartomuralistic communications let even the most dense readers follow the otherwise incomprehensible exploits of the Silver Age Martian Manhunter. Despite his extraordinary function, Green-Hatted Exposition Man is the most ordinary-looking of characters. Not so this week's featured customized character!
In honor of Hawkman's impending return and newfound prominence in the DC "Metal", I give you:
THE ILLORALAN WINGOR!
|Or as oi polloi would say "the winged gorilla".|
Yeah, back in the Silver Age, all the heroes, even down-to-earth detectives like Batman, dealt with really weird creatures, often from space. How much weirder, then, it used to get when the hero was an actual space alien himself, particularly on given to dressing like a bird and using tricked-out versions of ancient weapons, for no sensible reason.
And the Silver Age penchant for gorillas is legendary. So it was quite inevitable that Hawkman would at some point fight a winged alien gorilla. It's impossible to explain simply, but suffice to say the planet Illoral suffered from some sort of reverse-evolution plague, which turned its winged humanoids into winged apes (called "Wingors").
The Wizkids company has (oddly!) never chosen to make proper Heroclix figures for the Illoralan Wingors. Fortunately, I found a ready-made sculpt that I changed not at all: the "Derhii" figure from the Pathfinder Battles miniature game.
|Other then being grey instead of brown, |
that's spot on I think. And I let him keep the sword, he seems happier that way.
In since the Illoralan Wingor is technically a generic figure that fights in groups...
...I got myself a posse of them.
|There USED to be bananas in that fruit bowl.|
Even weirder, the best dial I found for them was Marvel's 75-point Jessica Jones:
Which I have interpreted as follows:
Sure, they take up too much room in my Heroclix storage boxes. But, hey, it's the Hawks fighting flying gorillas, people; it's worth it. Beside Hawkman's world is woefully under-represented in Heroclix. Speaking of which, which Hawkman character would YOU like to see in Heroclix...?